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-year-old james holmes who has been identified as the shooting suspect at the movie massacre there in aurora, colorado. jeremy, confirm for us, too, the car, the vehicle that was parked behind the movie theater that is holmes' vehicle. he also said there were explosives in that but police have not confirmed they found anything like that in the vehicle, right? >> from what we heard in the early hours of this incident, we heard that he told police that there were possibly explosives in his car, but when they apprehended him and they have seized his vehicle from what we understand, there were no explosives in his car. but i'll tell you, around this apartment complex, i have never seen so much yellow police christmas tape criss cro-crossi neighborhood like this. this is quite amazing. they are taking this very slowly, methodically, delicately. police are crawling all over this neighborhood. they're going to take their time with this. at the same time, you got to think about this. there's all these possible explosives inside this apartment unit. they don't want to destroy any evid
suspect has been confirmed as 24-year-old james holmes, but we now understand police and investigators on the scene of his apartment has figured out it's booby trapped. can you confirm that? >> this guy was methodical in his planning. about ten minutes ago, chief dan oates of the aurora police department said, quote, booby trapped. the third floor of this apartment unit is where this suspect lived, and on the third floor, they cannot enter that apartment because it is booby trapped. the chief said that it looks pretty sophisticated. that's his quote. the briefing was very quick, they would not answer any questions. there are fire trucks here surrounding this very generic-looking apartment complex. it's a very generic, unassuming apartment complex, but the police department dealing with an extraordinary circumstance now, a booby-trapped apartment. they won't say how it's booby trapped, but fire trucks are here with their ladders extended to the building, just in case they have to detonate things inside that apartment. >> we were watching that this morning. you mentioned the hook and lad
evening. we begin with that bizarre scene in a colorado courtroom today. james holmes, the 24-year-old suspect, appearing in court just four days after he allegedly opened fire in a movie theater. the flame red hair, the dazed look. in the front row, parents and friends of the victims, studying his face. the father-in-law of one of the victims said he looked demonic. david muir has covered this story since the first bulletin and he he is outside the courtroom. david? >> reporter: as you know, so many families want to focus on the families, the victims here. but today, a community paused to stare down a gunman. >> the guards on the courthouse has the suspect came in. and a woman on crutches a couple arm in arm. and james holmes, his hair still died that comic book color. and his eyes, wide open. and a stunned expression. and struggling to keep them open to stay away. >> you have a right to -- >> reporter: also, was the suspect on medication. he went from one extreme to the other. his bulging eyes and his head dropping. we asked former fbi agent brad garrett to fill us in. >> he is i
remain in critical condition at local hospitals. the alleged gunman, 24-year-old james eagan holmes, is in the county jail, reportedly in solitary confinement for his own safety. his first court appearance is scheduled for monday morning. today, police began their search of his apartment after detonating an explosive device holmes had left inside, and authorities say that video shows him picking up a shipment of 150 pounds of ammunition. and new pictures of holmes have emerged as well. in a summer lab program for pre-med college students in san diego where he grew up. that was six years ago. we have a team of correspondents working this story tonight, looking at those lives cut short, those who survived and the investigation. joining me first is barry petersen with what we're learning about some of those who died. barry. >> reporter: the effort today has been to identify the dead. so far names of 11 of the 12 victims, and the release of every name is news that is devastating to family and friends. on his 27th birthday, alex sullivan had much to celebrate-- his coming one-year weddin
>>> the strong reaction to james holmes appearance before a judge. >>> i'm kai jackson. >> i'm mary bubala. >> for the first time the world sees the man accused of the worst mass shooting in u.s. history. teresa garcia reports for wjz. james holmes physical appearance disturbs some victims in the court. >> james holmes had brightly died hair and appeared to be daze for his first court appearance. >> you have a right to remain silent. >> the suspected gunman refused to look at the judge while he was read his rights. several times it looked like the 24-year-old was nodding off. >> you're currently being held on a no bond hold. >> prosecutors said they didn't know whether holmes was on medication. >> there's no such thing as a slam dunk case. it is a case where we will -- we're still looking at the enormous amount of evidence. >> the district attorney said her office will consider pursuing the death penalty and consult with the families of the victims before making that decision. >> if the death penalty is brought, that's a long process that impacts their lives for years. . >> family
and their families. the holmes family would like to maintain their privacy so at this time we will not be discussing james or his relationship to the family. and we would respect courtesy in that regard. so thank you very much for your tim time. >> i don't think he was able to, no. they're doing as well as they can under the circumstances. you know, we haven't been looking at all of the news reports, so i really can't comment on that. that, i can't comment on that, either. criminal defense attorneys understand the system a lot better than civil attorneys. [ inaudible question ] >> i'm sorry. [ inaudible question ] >> throughout the process. throughout. all through the weekend when i was getting calls and also after i saw his appearance. >> i really can't comment on that. [ inaudible website ] [ inaudible question ] >> i have no comment on that. i have no comment on their whereabouts. i don't think they would like the media to know where they are. i think arlene holmes statement clarifies that a bit as to how they reacted. i think everyone can imagine how they're feeling. anyone who has ever been a p
accelerants left inside. the suspect, 24-year-old james holmes, will be spending tonight in a county jail in suburban denver. he's scheduled to appear in court monday morning. a couple of hours ago, police disclosed holmes received what they call a, quote, high volume of deliveries in recent months. they think that's how he amassed the huge amount of ammunition for his attacks. cnn's ed lavendera is just outside the holmes' apartment complex in aurora. and what are the police and the bomb squads doing right now? >> reporter: well, wolf, it's been a very active last few hours here in this neighborhood. that red brick building you see behind me just to the left of that white truck, that is the building where 24-year-old james holmes lived. and that was where the apartment was that was trapped. they've spent a great deal of time. you heard that explosion. that was deliberately set off by the bomb squad here to begin to try to begin the process of dismantling the trip wires and what they call a very sophisticated setup inside that apartment that could have been very deadly. b
today. james holmes, the 24-year-old suspect, appearing in court just four days after he allegedly opened fire in a movie theater. the flame red hair, the dazed look. in the front row, parents and friends of the victims, studying his face. the father-in-law of one of the victims said he looked demonic. david muir has covered this story since the first bulletin and he is outside the courtroom. david? >> reporter: as you know, so many families told me they want to focus on the survivors, the victims hire. but today, a community did pause to stare down a gunman face to face. the guards on the courthouse as james holmes was walked in an under ground tunnel to the courtroom. and the victims, heads down. and a woman on crutches, a couple arm in arm. this is what they saw. james holmes, his hair still died that comic book color. his eyes at times, exaggerated, wide open. offering a stunned expression. other times, seeming to struggle to keep them open to stay awake. >> you have a right to know the charges. >> reporter: also, was the suspect on medication. there was moments when he went fr
studying for some meaning, how did james holmes, just 16 there, become the 24-year-old grad student who called himself "the joker." across the country, abc news is on this story and david muir is starting our coverage of what happened in that theater minute by minute. david. >> diane, good evening. this is the movie theater behind me in aurora, colorado. it is incredible to think last night those theaters were sold out. so many moviegoers excited to see batman. they saw a real life horror scene play out in front of them. they carried out the bodies of the dead just moments ago. these are the terrifying moments captured on a cellphone. the chaos that unfolded minutes into the new "batman" movie. >> what's happening? >> oh my god. >> reporter: moviegoers thought the first signs of smoke in that theatre were all part of the premiere. but soon patrons were racing from the theatre covered in blood. it all began as a night of anticipation. four sold out theatres in aurora, colorado -- just outside denver. some people dressed as characters from the film. some tweets from those arriving -- it's
james holmes to go on this deadly rampage. yesterday authorities finally gained access to his explosives filled apartment as jim axelrod reports. >> the bomb squad in aurora, colorado used their own small explosive device to disable the booby traps james holmes allegedly set at his apartment, the fbi agent is in charge. >> it went very, very well. the threat has not been completely eliminated. it has been significantly reduced. >> investigators broke through windows and used a camera to look around inside, revealing a trip wire attached to the front door and 30 homemade grenades. aurora police chief dan oakes. >> make no mistake, okay, in apartment was designed, i say, based on everything i have seen, to kill whoever entered it. >> by saturday night, all of the explosive devices had been removed, analyzed and taken to a remote location to be destroyed. >> now the james holmes apartment has been cleared, fbi teams will spend the day inside gathering evidence, also today, those residents of the building where james holmes had his apartment should be able to return to their homes. >> for su
of colorado, said to be a san diego native to start off with. james eagan holmes. he arrived apparently according to police after much planning. he was suited out from head to toe in tactical gear, carrying multiple weapons. imagine this. inside this state-of-the-art theater, this premiere movie, so many of the people in that theater had no other way of knowing that this wasn't somehow part of the presentation until it was clear the gas canister he fired off was real to suppress the crowd and the rounds coming from his weapons were real. our team is here assembled to cover this story. let's begin with what happened with nbc's miguel almaguer. >> 315 and 314 for a shooting at century theaters. >> reporter: the emergency calls flooded in as hundreds rushed out. >> i have people running out of the theater that have been shot. >> reporter: the victims soaked in blood, some carried out by family and friends. police say the gunman, 24-year-old neuro science graduate student james holmes wore body armor and was armed with an assault rifle, a 12 gauge shotgun and two glock hand guns. minutes in
visit woundedwarriorproject.org. >>> mail messages. colorado shooting suspect james holmes allegedly mailed a package of handwritten letters to one of his instructors at the university of colorado. guns and politics. president obama and mitt romney opposing views on the need for revised gun control laws. >> i also believe that a lot of gun owners would believe that ak-47s belong in the hands of soldiers. >>> and parachute twine. a daredevil jumps from a balloon nearly 20 miles above the earth a daredevil jumps from a balloon nearly 20 miles above the earth for a world record attempt. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, july 26, 2012. >>> good morning everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. the university of colorado received a package from alleged theater begun man james holmes. the package containing handwritten papers was addressed to one of holmes' instructors in the ph.d. program. meanwhile, the first of holmes alleged victims was buried. teresa garcia in aurora, colorado, has our report. >> investigators say a package fr
holmes was at least trying or attempting to get to a gun range to practice perhaps with the guns he was using allegedly to kill these people. >> has this gun range manager talked to authorities to reveal the information or have they come to him hoping this might fill in blanks in the investigation? >> i don't have that answer directly but the police have either been in front of or right behind us every step of the way. once this person's name came forward i'm sure he was contacted by the fbi which has been combing this town or police. again, he had no direct contact. it was only an online application and out of due diligence this gun range owner calls back to kind of query people over the phone and got this very weird and bizarre message. he had never met holmes. holmes never followed up on the online application. it was the one online application on june 25th. >> very fascinating information. >>> some in the theater that night in aurora are revealing more, describing in vivid detail how they narrowly escaped death. you have been hearing incredible stories from survivors. what more
on the largest mass shooting in american history. alleged gunman james eagan holmes is due in court this morning. >> jeff is at the scene of the shooting in aurora, colorado. good morning to you, jeff. >> reporter: good morning to you and our viewers across the west. we watched a vigil last night, an extraordinary outpouring of support here in aurora. this as the president reminded the nation about the resolve of the human spirit. >> even in the darkest of days, you know, life continues, and people are strong and people bounce back and people are resilient. >> reporter: the president arrived here sunday afternoon, first meeting privately with families of those who died and those injured. and he shared a heroing tale of heroism. stephanie davies and ally young were there when the gunman threw a gas canister inside the theater. ally immediately stood up. >> she was shot in the neck and a punctured vein and immediately she started spurting blood. stephanie, 21 years old, had the presence of mind to drop down on the ground with her, pull her out of the aisle, place her fingers over where ally had be
. there was fear and chaos as james holmes fired again and again with an assault rifle, holding 100 rounds. sources tell abc news, the smith and wesson high powered rifle, holmes' most deadly weapon jammed. the carnage could have been worse. more people survived, in part, sources say because holmes was probably squeezing the trigger so quickly the magazine malfunctioned. holmes was ready for war. also armed with a tactical shotgun. and abc news has learned the pistol police recovered in the theater had an extended 40-round clip. police are urgently seeking a motive and may have gotten a critical break in the case. authorities recovered a computer from the suspect's booby trapped apartment and sources tell us more evidence of his batman obsession. abc news has learned police discovered a variety of batman paraphernalia including a poster and mask from the comic book series. many of my source s appear stunned at the suspect's cold-blooded fury. >> gets you so angry, too, reports out of jail now he is showing absolutely no remorse through awful this. he is still maining his joker persona, spitting at
and families. the holmes family would like to maintain their privacy. so at this time we will not be discussing james or his relationship to the family, and we would respect courtesy in that regard. so thank you very much for the ti time. [ inaudible ] >> no. >> can you describe -- [ inaudible ] >> they are doing as well as they can under the circumstances. >>. [ inaudible ] other than reports -- information about -- [ inaudible ] >> you know, we haven't been looking at all of the news reports, so i really can't comment on that. >> why has the family hired a criminal defense attorney. >> i can't comment on that either. criminal defense attorneys understand the system a lot better than civil attorneys. >> got these messages this weekend or -- [ inaudible ] >> i'm sorry? >> these messages crafted were they done this weekend or after you saw them this morning? >> throughout the process. throughout. all through the weekend when i was getting calls. [ inaudible ] >> i really can't comment on that. >> on the back of the car, there's a bumper sticker, that links to a website about depression, addictio
, the family wants to reiterate that their hearts go out to the victims and their families. the holmes' family would like to maintain their privacy so we will not discuss james or their relationship to the family and we will respect courtesy in that regard. so, thank you for your time. (inaudible). >> no. (inaudible). >> they doing as well as they can under the circumstances. (inaudible). >> we haven't been look at all the news reports so i cannot comment on that. (inaudible). >> i can't comment on that. criminal defense attorneys understand the system better than civil attorneys. (inaudible) all i'm sorry? (inaudible). >> throughout the process, all through the weekend when i was getting calls and, also, after i saw the appearance. (inaudible). >> i really cannot comment on that. (inaudible) can you tell me what that was about? >> i have no comment on that. i have no comment of their whereabouts. i don't think they would like the media to know where they are. >> can you tell us their reaction when they first heard their son's name? >> i think the per's statement clarifies that a bit as to how
. they appear to be certainly of high caliber. >> reporter: holmes was armed with an assault weapon and two high caliber pistols. he surrendered without putting up a fight warning officers his apartment was bobby trapped with explosives. >> chemical elements and incendiary elements, linked together with wires. as a layman something i've never seen before. >> as the investigation continues at his apartment and theater holmes family in san diego has released a written statement which says in part our hearts go out to those who were involved in this tragedy and to the families and friends of those involved. the faces of those lost in the shooting are coming to light now. people like jessica ghawi, an aspiring sports kachter recently moved from san antonio, texas to denver. so many struggling like investigators here to understand how and why it happened. jay gray, nbc news, aurora, colorado. >> president obama and mitt romney both had campaign rallies scheduled for today. they appeared as not rallies only briefly and only to comment on the shooting. >> if there's anything to take way from this trage
holmes was being treated by a university psychiatrist. anna werner is in colorado. the u.s. economy slows sharply, raising the risk of a new recession. rebecca jarvis has the latest numbers. the olympics get off to a ringing start, and mitt romney get caught up in it, in the traffic, that is. mark phillips is in london. and request "on the road" with a champion broadcaster. >> here's one. >> pelley: steve hartman with the sound and the story. >> reporter: you reported on 9/11. >> yes. >> reporter: pearl harbor. >> yes. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. most everyone who saw james holmes in court on monday wondered about his mental state or whether he was medicated. he looked like he didn't know he was there. he wasn't following the conversation, and when the judge asked hem a question, holmes' lawyer jumped in before he could speak. well, tonight, we have learned that holmes was in fact under the care of a psychiatrist before he allegedly opened fire on the audience in a movie theater in colorado, killing 12 and wounding
evening. most everyone who saw james holmes in court on monday wo wondered about his mental state or whether he was medicated. he looked like he didn't know he was there. he wasn't following the lmes'rsation, and when the judge asked him a question, holmes' lawyer jumped in before he could weak. well, tonight, we have learned that holmes was, in fact, under the care of a psychiatrist defore he allegedly opened fire nc the audience in a movie theater in colorado, killing 12 and wounding 43. anna werner has the late- breaking details at the arapahoe county jail where holmes is held pu solitary confinement tonight. >> reporter: a motion filed by james holmes' public defender reveals that holmes was under the care of psychiatrist lin fenton. dr. fenton is the medical director of student mental health services at the university of colorado denver anschutz medical campus. holmes was a graduate student at the school. harlier this week, school iaficials said students were monitored by mental health amecialists. >> the faculty and program leadership meet on a regular basis to discuss how t
:00 on the west. our first look at the movie theater massacre suspect since his arrest. james holmes facing a colorado judge this hour. live cameras in the courtroom. >>> penn state football escapes the so-called death penalty, but the punishment just handed down by the ncaa may be even worse. >>> and drew peterson goes on trial for the murder of his third wife while the disappearance of wife number four is still an open case. >>> we begin with a death penalty for penn state football, well, not so much, but this is definitely going to hurt. just this morning, the university got slapped with a massive penalty that will last for years to come. among the most brutal, a $60 million fine. a four-year post-season ban and a forfeit of all football wins since 1998. you know what that means? joe paterno loses his title as winningest coach in major college football history. all of this in the wake of that child sex abuse scandal involving former assistant football coach jerry sandusky. rumors of the massive fine trickled out on sunday, the same time paterno's iconic statue on campus was wrapped in pl
have died, 58 wouned. eight remain in contract call condition. the suspect, james holmes is in isolation. the suspect received guns and bullets for months. our team is on the story tonight with thank you details about the suspect, those who dies and about the survivors who have defied even the doctors. we begin with the operation at the apartment that continues at this hour. tonight, federal authorities have joined the local police here, trying to carefully break through the gunman's trap. bomb squads care if i taking apart the apartment. one of those explosives being disarmed. we found police tape and patrols surrounding the neighborhood for blocks. four buildings evacuated. wanted to give you a sense of all this. this is the suspect's building. the third floor. you can see the fire ladder up there over the building. the heavy, heavy police presence. authorities are going in. they have police tape for several blocks. the media is kept on the sidewalk here. we go inside the apartment. one of the gunman's neighbors. to power goes out the this mother frightened for her chil
, and the impression james holmes made on victims' families. it's tuesday, july 24th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. we will take you live off to colorado in just a moment for our top story. >>> and then the harsh punishment for penn state's prestigious football program. what's next for the campus after the ncaa's decision. an unprecedented decision from the governing body there in college football, definitely their football program is going to struggle the next couple of years as well as the the economy surrounding state college. >> not only just the number of scholarships, the $60 million fine, and then, no post season for the next four years. they hit them from every angle. if you watched the press conference with the ncaa officials, the word, used, was culture, want to change the culture of the program. so no one was shocked. i've don't think. they expected this to come down the pike. it has the. >>> disturbing video coming from a mississippi day-care center. the surveillance pictures getting a lot of
believed to be behind the carnage will make his first appearance in court today. james holmes will likely face first degree murder charges. police say holmes spent months planning out his alleged rampage. gathering his arsenal, executing his plan and pulling the trigger with "calculation and deliberation." his court appearance will come just a few hours before his family is expected to break their silence, as well. let's get straight to don lemon who is just outside the courthouse where holmes will face a judge in half an hour. don, the first look at holmes since his arrest. >> it certainly will be. you know, it's even covering this story for days now, kyra. just hard to believe as you were reading about the suspect and what happened, yeah, the first time we'll get to see him. he has that red hair, as police say that he had when he was arrested. this is where he is now. they believe that is the arapahoe county detention center. he's going to be moved from this arapahoe detention center there is an underground tunnel and be brought right over here to the right to the arapahoe county courth
his contact with james holmes was weird and even bizarre. let's get to drew griffin who joins us now in denver on the phone. what are you learning? >> interesting thing. james holmes replied online on june 25th to join a private gun range out in colorado about a half hour drive from where he was living. and the owner there called back and got a message on james holmes' message machine that he described as very weird almost as if the person leaving the message was drunk, just weird and bizarre, a deep gutteral forced voice on the message machine. he said to his staff this guy doesn't get anywhere near our range until i meet him personally. he told one of our producers he didn't know if this guy was an idiot or what was happening. it was only after the killing that his staff and remembered the name that this guy had applied online and found out this is indeed the guy who applied online to join our gun range and had this very, very odd message machine at his home. it is bits and pieces but we now know that james holmes was at least trying or attempting to get to a gun range to practice
suspect. >> hello, i'm james. >> reporter: taken six years ago when james holmes spoke at a science camp. sources tell abc news the automatic rifle holmes allegedly used jammed during the shooting spree but he had extended clips for other weapons that held up to 40 rounds. holmes also recent lead applied for a membership at the private gun rage but was turned away because the owner thought he was "creepy." aurora's mayor is concerned the death toll could rise. >> we saw some people yesterday who, who are still terribly injured. and may not make it. >> reporter: holmes will make his first court appearance in the morning. we are told it is brief and he will not enter a plea. rob, paula, back to you. >> thanks to brandi, the make shift memorial to victims keeps on growing as friends and strangers alike as they add flowers, american flags and personal mementos on the site in the shadows of the century 16 movie theater, a cross has been placed for each of the 12 victims. >> same guy made the crosses that made them for columbine. >> he came back from aurora, illinois, where he was traveling fr
for such a lightweight. [ female announcer ] olay regenerist. >>> back to our top story, james holmes was a one-man arsenal when he walked into the aurora movie theater friday morning. >> investigators say he had two pistols, a shotgun and an automatic weapon. and bought 6,000 rounds of ammo all on line. abc's pierre thomas shows us how holmes was able to arm himself so very easily. >> reporter: abc news has learned and authorities suspect if all had gone according to the suspect's plan, the bombs in his apartment would have blown up the walls of his residence and possibly burned down the entire building. this fireball was created when police disposed of only part of the death trap. police had to overcome a room full of bombs and a spaghetti jumble of wires. once finally inside, police discovered evidence of an apparent obsession with batman. according to sources, among the paraphernalia recovered, a batman mask and batman poster. the most critical item found a computer. police hope it will be the key to unlocking why holmes went on his murderous rampage. but many are left to wonder how holmes
people have died, 58 wounded. eight remain in contract call condition. the suspect, james holmes is in isolation at the county jail. the suspect received guns and bullets for months. quote, elements of calculation and deliberation. our team is on the story tonight with new details about the suspect, those who died. and about the survivors who have defied even the doctors. but we begin with the careful examination of the apartment where we have learned that the explosives have been removed. tonight, federal authorities have joined the local police here, trying to carefully break through the gunman's trap. bomb squads taking care of the apartment the gunman's apartment filled with booby traps. today, you could hear one of the explosives being disarmed. as we found, police tape and patrols surrounding the neighborhood for blocks. four buildings evacuated. as they careful disarm the tripped wires. wanted to give you a sense of all this. this is the suspect's building. the third floor. you can see the fire ladder up there over the building. the heavy, heavy police presence. federal au
: it was taken six years ago when holmes spoke at a science camp. sources tell abc news the automatic rifle holmes allegedly used jammed during the shooting spree, but he had extended clips for other weapons that held up to 40 rounds. holmes also recently applied for a membership at this private gun range but was turned away because the owner thought he was, quote, creepy. a police psychologist says when you put it altogether, including his booby-trapped apartment, he doesn't believe holmes had a break with reality. >> premeditated, yeah. >> reporter: he thought it through? >> thought it through. planned it. had weapons of choice. >> reporter: well, right now, holmes is being held in isolation. he is supposed to make his first court appearance tomorrow morning. rob, paula. >> brandi, speaking of the court appearance, he is expected to travel from jail to the courthouse in an underground tunnel so he won't be accessible to eyes, ears, video cameras. what do we expect to hear from that courthouse appearance? >> reporter: well, we just found out there is a slight possibility that holmes may no
and more investigating of suspect james holmes, there has been no rest. they continued collecting evidence today, a day after disarming the apartment where he lived. police saying it was set up to kill or seriously injury whom ever entered. i spoke with police chief daniel oats earlier about effort to preserve the evidence. >> that was extremely high priority over the last two days, we wanted the evidence in that, inside that apartment and we've taken custody of the computer, the potential that we might get evidence out that have computer is, well, it's very important to us, but, every ounce of evidence will just help us hold this person accountable. so, it was a very, very high priority that we cover evidence and i'm so grateful that we had the bomb professionals from the feds and our local agencies to help us do that. it was a great relief, and we've mitigated the hazard and that we would start that evidence and i suspect we'll be sifting through that evidence for months. >> we'll hear more of that evidence from chief oats later in the hour. as for holmes, the 24-year-old is currently in
holmes tossed at least one gas canister into the packed theater, then opened fire. victims have described a horrific scene. people running, diving for cover, we're told a few used their own bodies to protect loved ones. some bleeding, but still alive, literally crawled from the theater to safety. others never made it out. in all, 71 people were hurt. several remain in critical condition. over the next hour, we will bring you updates from aurora and tell you more about the survivors of this tragedy and the 12 people who will never come home. adam house israeli live in aurora outside the suspect's apartment. >> we spoke last week, moved closer. we're 90 feet or so from the front of the complex. go across the street, this is the complex where everything has been focused since early, early yesterday morning. if you look through the window, you'll see one of the investigators inside. there are atf agents, f.b.i. agents, and the aurora police department. they put up black plastic over the windows. you can see where they knocked the windows out throughout the day. that's part of the way they had
, first, to san diego, a lawyer representing james holmes' family. not james holmes. his family. >> they have personal knowledge of things when, in fact, they don't, because it wastes the court time. it is also important that a case of this significance be tried in the courthouse, in the courtroom, and not in the media. the process in colorado is a bit different from the process here in california. here in california if someone is arrested for a crime such as murder, the district attorney's office first filed a complaint alleging what the charges are and files a complaint. the first court appearance is an arraignment where the accused enters a plea of not guilty and thereafter a preliminary hearing takes place where the court has to look at what evidence the prosecution has and to make a determination as to whether there is probable cause to believe, number one, that a crime was committed. and, number two, that this person committed that crime. if there is sufficient evidence to hold the person to the charge s, that a for formal document is filed and the process started against
holmes peeks out for the first time. and less than 24 hours after the joe paterno statue comes down, penn state is punished heavily. we're getting a first look now at the accused mastermind in one of the deadliest shooting massacres in recent history. >> the mug shot of jason holmes was released just hours after learning the charges he faces. >> there is a lot to discuss. spokesperson for the family is talking and holmes himself sets for the first time before a judge. in his first court appearance, a dazed-looking jason holmes remains silent. he could face the death penalty in connection with the friday morning feeder shooting spree in aurora colorado, a claim doesn't lives and left many other seriously -- that claimed a dozen lives and left many others seriously injured. >> i feel like i want to make sure justice is taken with this man and support everyone has been to this. >> for the first time, we are hearing from the suspect's family. >> the family want to reiterate that their hearts go out to the victims and their families. >> the family attorney spoke to the media an
that he comes to them as a father and a husband. authorities say the suspected gunman, james holmes, is not cooperating. a memorial across the street from the theater is now growing. tonight, hundreds turned out for a vigil to the 12 who died and 58 who were injured. teresa garcia begins our coverage from aurora. ♪ you are the strength of my life ♪ >> reporter: the community of aurora, colorado, came together sunday for a vigil, remembering the victims of friday's shooting massacre. >> our city will be stronger and greater because of our adversity. >> reporter: president obama met privately with grieving families. he spoke to the media afterwards. >> it was an opportunity for families to describe how wonderful their brother or their son or daughter was. >> reporter: sunday's service at colorado community church focused on the massacre, including prayers for the suspected shooter, 24-year-old james holmes. >> james holmes has a mother and a father, and they are carrying a very big burden. so we forgive him, too. >> reporter: just across the street from the crime scene, mourners w
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reported after last friday's shooting. holmes has refused to cooperate. here's manuel gallegus live from aurora, colorado with more. >> reporter: murder suspect james holmes appeared in court this morning for the first time with bright orange-red hair. he seemed to be dozing off at times as the judge advised him of his rights and his alleged crime. suspected gunman james holmes made his first court appearance since the deadly rampage at a colorado movie theater. he was read his rights and asked if he understood why he was in court. >> you shall not harass, molest, intimidate, retaliate against or tamper with any witness to or victim of the acts you are charged with committing. >> reporter: prosecutors were given until next monday to file formal charges. police say holmes shown here in an internet photo on adult friend finder has lawyered up and is refusing to cooperate with the investigation. authorities say it could take months to learn what motivated the attack. the district attorney is considering pursuing the death penalty against holmes. prosecutors will consult with the families of
at the apartment where suspected mass murderer james holmes lived. listen. and it could have been much worse. bomb squad technicians and dozens of federal agents spending a tense day removing trip wires, disarming a series of ex-ploy suvs that police say were meant to seriously hurt or kill whoever first entered that apartment. >> make no mistake, okay. this apartment was designed i say based on everything i have seen to kill whoever entered it, okay. and who was most likely to enter that location after he planned and eastboun executed s horrific crime? it firefightersing t was goinge officer. if you think we are angry we sure as hell are hang fry. what happened to our city and the wonderful people that live here and what he threatened to do to one of our police officers. >> holmes' down stairs neighbor almost walked into that trap. around midnight thursday night she heard techno music booming upstairs and went to holmes third floor apartment to tell him to quiet down and put her hand on the doornorthbound and says she realized it would open but her instants told her to walk away. >> something tol
physical r harm, the suspected shooter, 24-year-old james holmes, taken into custody outside the multiplex shortly after the attack. authorities have not released a motive and fbi say there are no indications the shooting was tied to any terrorist groups. what we know is this right now. it appears to be a planned assault and aurora's police chief apprehended the suspect, a shotgun, and a handgunment another was in his car and he wore a litany of ballistic gear. >> suspect was dressed in black. he was wearing a ballistic helmet, a tactical ballistic vest, ballistic leggings, a throat protector and groin protector and a gas mask. >> and at this hour, police are working to disharm holmes' aurora apartment. they've been working hard all day, which they say is boby trapped in an elaborate fashion. >> we are trying to determine how to disarm the flammable or explosive material that's in there, so that's why we're here. we could be here for hours or days. the pictures are pretty disturbing. looks pretty sophisticated. >> the tragedy pushed politics aside today as both the president and his rival,
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